Course Description

Course Name

Athens: Archeology of the Goldenage

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

1 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

At least one ARC or AHAR level 100 course or permission of the instructor.

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


This one credit on-site course focuses on the archaeology of 5th Century BC Athens when the city was at its height of power, both economically and culturally. The dominance of Athens was expressed through its art and architecture and the course will explore the ways in which the 5th Century BC ?cultural revolution? depended on Athenian democracy and was influenced by the fact that Athens was an imperial city. Over the course of a weekend, after an initial introduction in class, the course will visit the city of Athens focusing on the 5th Century BC archaeological remains. The aim of the course will be to demonstrate knowledge of archaeological and cultural contexts concerning the development of Athens in the 5th Century BC.

*Course content subject to change